ascendance


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  1. the state of being in the ascendant; governing or controlling influence; domination.

noun

  1. the condition of being dominant, esp through superior economic or political power
n.

1742, from ascend + -ance. Properly “the act of ascending,” but used from the start in English as a synonym of ascendancy.

n.

1712; see ascendant + -cy.

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